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Brenda O’Connell-Barry and Mary Kennedy at the launch of this year’s Carer of the Year Awards. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Services for families with long-term care needs are “like something from the Third World”, a mother and carer of a severely disabled child has said. (...)

 Brenda O Connell Barry (centre) at the Westin Hotel, Dublin,  where she was named Careplus Carer of the Year. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

Friday was a momentous day for Brenda O’Connell Barry. She won the Careplus Carer of the Year award and will appear on the Late Late Show tonight. It(...)